As I watch you doze away
You slept through minutes and hours and days
Your breath becomes quiet and still
So still
I'll wake you from your bed
The night is young and the sky overhead
Will burn but not for long
So here's your song
Here's my lullaby
Designed to wake you up
I'll conduct an orchestra
Of crickets and mice to squeak through the night
Until the world awakes as one
And no one will be afraid
Of the monsters and goyles that lurk in the way
And I can feed this world, can feast
Here's my lullaby
Designed to wake you up
Don't you close your eyes
The world has sealed them shut again
Do you wanna be sung sleep
I prefer to slaughter the sheep
You count each night it seems
And waste a thousand dreams
Here's my lullaby
Designed to wake you up
Don't you close your eyes
The world has sealed them shut
This is the great awakening



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    General CommentI think this song could mean multiple things. It could be that he is watching a girl fall asleep and wants to keep her awake. It could also be of a friend that has died, or even commited suicide. (As I watch you doze away/You slept through minutes and/hours and days/Your breath becomes quiet and still/So still) Like she's not going to wake up. (The world has sealed them shut) But he is doing anything to wish she could come back to life (The great awakening) Maybe she was afraid or fed up with the world, and killed herself (Until the world awakes as one/And no one will be afraid) The music is very loud and heavy in the "Here;s my lullaby" designed to wake someone up, instead of putting them to sleep. (Do you wanna be sung sleep/I prefer to slaughter the sheep/You count each night it seems/And waste a thousand dreams) He wants to kill whatever put her to sleep. This could also be someone that took too many sleeping pills, and eventually overdosed, causing him to want to "slaughter the sheep you count each night it seems". She "wasted a thousand dreams" This is my interpretation. Great song =]
    hihowareyou54on June 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a great awakening, hehe, sorry i am such an idiot
    SY5TEMon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentof course max has no intention of this song having anything to do with the historical great awakening, he is simply using it as a "pun" because he doesn't want this girl he loves to fall asleep. so he is trying to keep her awake, using a sweet "lullaby" to do the trick.
    startthesceneon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome :]
    i got in defense of the genre before i heard this song, so when i heard the melody from "spay me" my heart jumped... i love that part...
    apac123on January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea me too i heard idotg before this song....i cant believe more people havent commented on this song...im gonna say right now its my favorite to play and it'll probably end up being one of my all time top five favorite say anything tracks. i love the guitars and i love the way he rocks out when he's singing about waking her up and then he sings the second part soft. this song kicks ass.
    GlriusBlnknDshWrldon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMust say, I do love this song. It's tied for my favorite song by Say Anything, along with A Walk Through Hell.

    The only gripe I have is... wtf is a Goyle. Like.. Gargoyle?
    Sirromnadon June 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song isn't about a girl. I think of it more as a song to all the people who sleep walk their way through life
    ("As I watch you doze away. You slept through minutes and hours and days", and "Here's my lullaby, designed to wake you up. Don't you close your eyes. The world has sealed them shut again. So you wanna be sung sleep?I prefer to slaughter the sheep you count each night it seems and waste a thousand dreams"), a call for them to open their eyes because it's over too soon (The night is young and the sky overhead . Will burn but not for long).
    Icarus13on January 05, 2009   Link

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